Overview of Graduate Program
Graduate work leading to the Masters of Science degree
in civil engineering is offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering. The program is designed to provide advanced study in the
areas of structural engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical
engineering, water resources engineering.
Graduate work leading to the the Ph.D. in
Engineering Science is offered through the College of Engineering. A
concentration in Civil and Environmental Engineering focuses on courses and
research activities in water and wastewater treatment technology,
hazardous and industrial waste treatment technology, geotechnical and geo-environmental
engineering, hydrologic and hydraulic design principles, water resources systems,
and seismic analysis and design.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering requires that
applicants to the MS program hold a bachelor’s degree in Civil or
Environmental Engineering (or equivalent), or have completed all
undergraduate degree requirements prior to registration, with a
minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A = 4.00) for the last
60 hours of undergraduate work. Students having a GPA between 2.7 and 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All applicants are required to submit GRE scores in support of
their applications for admission. Minimum GRE scores required
146 (400 old scale) Verbal,
147 (570 old scale) Quantitative, 3.5 Analytical
Writing. The GRE scores must
be less than five years old at the time of registration. Applicants
whose primary spoken language is not English must provide an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (test center) or 220 (Computer based) or 80 (internet based). The TOEFL
score must be less than two years old at the time of registration. IELTS are accepted in place of the TOEFL and must be a minimum of 6.5. Minimum requirements for GRE verbal and analytical writing may be waived if the student’s TOEFL
score is greater than 570 (test center) or 230 (computer based)
or 82 (internet testing) or IELTS score greater than 7.0, and
he/she possesses good communication skills.
Applicants to the graduate program should apply
on-line application must be complete and all application
materials must be received by the department by September 1 or
March 1 for Spring or Fall admission respectively.
information, please contact us.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901
Telephone: (618) 536-2368
Fax: (618) 453-4033
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